Cumberland Council are looking for a hospitality expert to run a brand new project.

A unique opportunity has arisen for someone to take the helm of a brand new eatery on Maryport's promenade.

The venture is part of a larger £12 million town regeneration, aiming to bring new facilities to locals and tourists.

Tasked by Cumberland Council, property agents at Edwin Thompson in Carlisle are seeking an operator for the venue, with construction estimated to begin this summer, subsequent to planning approval.

The promenade hosts a picturesque walkway and beach accessibility, with impressive views across the Solway and stunning sunsets.

The firm's marketing document highlights: "The council has recently opened the Boardwalk, an accessible walkway linking the promenade and harbour, and is in the process of creating a new harbourside event space, and bigger and better visitor attractions including a museum, gallery, new indoor and outdoor adventure play parks, and an enhanced Clip ‘n Climb fun climbing destination."

With increasing footfall and improved access, this introduces several commercial prospects, such as the proposed promenade cafe to be situated on the site of a former public toilet block.

The cafe will feature a modern, modular design with large windows and both interior and exterior seating areas to capitalise on its waterfront location.

Other amenities include a retail space and public toilets available throughout opening hours.

Cllr Mark Fryer, Leader of Cumberland Council, said: "Anyone who knows Maryport will have admired its spectacular Solway views and sunsets, and this new venue is in the perfect spot to see them in all their glory.

"This is an opportunity to create a place that is really special which can be enjoyed by everyone from beach-going families to those looking for a romantic stroll to find some excellent food and drink.

"This is going to be a real destination."

Interested operators can get more details by contacting the Edwin Thompson office on 01228 548385 or